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John Tocher surveys the free music landscape for new and old releases encompassing the realms of avant garde, experimental, electronic, musique concréte, industrial, dada-ist music. A transplant from the Los Angeles area, he now makes his home in southeast Texas near the border with Louisiana --deep in swamp country, where the ambiance is enhanced by cicadas and the occasional hurricane.

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...and to this hour the image of Carmilla return to mind with ambiguous alterations--sometimes the playful, languid, beautiful girl; sometimes the writhing fiend I saw in the ruined church; and often from a reverie I have started, fancying I heard the light step of Carmilla at the drawing room door. - Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Carmilla (1871) start artist title 00:00 SiJ + Astral & Shit Kömaparàbola (Part 1) 03:00 Arctica Illidriel 61:47 Lluvia Acida Pali Aike 66:40 Rec008 Fragment 5 75:36...
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The more I look at most of the art movements, it’s all occultism, when you get down to it. The Surrealists were openly talking about being magicians. - Alan Moore, De Abaitua interview (1998) start artist title 00:00 sorrow stream No hope 03:56 Scott Lawlor & Oystein Jorgensen The Next Dimension 10:18 Neon Lotus V 27:04 Mikael Hirsz Self Medication 65:22 天 島 101:03 Astral & Shit snow 104:02 Grove of Whispers LIVE
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In fact, the whole city was now asleep, part of an immense unconscious Europe, while he himself crawled about on a forgotten traffic island like the nightmare of this slumbering continent. - J. G. Ballard, Concrete Island (1974) start artist title 00:00 Charles Manson 9/11/1967 & 1968 Studio Recordings 01:54 deafness Soviet Devil 05:46 Another Neglected Hobby Aquamarine 30:04 SM/SM The Way Down 37:20 PSI (Vitaly Maklakov) Winter. Monday. Morning. 42:10 Caul Apophasis 47:34 Nagual Art A Song...
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We have numerous, extremely naïve assumptions built into our thinking, and our most venerable explanatory engines , such as science, happen also to be our oldest explanatory engines, and therefore they have built into them the most naïve and unexamined assumptions. - Terence McKenna, Psychedelic Society (1984) A show where I remix only my own music... It starts with a live remix of the horror film " Carnival of Souls ", but since that and " Island of Lost Souls " are a...
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I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it's true I'm here, and I'm just as strange as you. - Frida Kahlo, Diary of Frida Kahlo start artist title 00:00 MBD Brilliant White Raiment...
Topics: dark ambient, experimental, noise, podcast, item caligo, 900 piesek and dren, cumshot in snow,...
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If you're in pitch blackness , all you can do is sit tight until your eyes get used to the dark. - Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood (1987) start artist title 00:00 Old Village Invocação das Esferas Antigas 04:14 Thanatoloop & Har El Retrato 19:47 ABGAL Pandorum 20:20 cdrx Le Chant Troublant Des Sirènes 25:26 elizabeth veldon the white hare of the calder water (for thomas veldon) 51:25 Akashic Crow's Nest Equidistant 65:53 Wings of an Angel Pulse Zero But Still Alive (unreleased) 77:57...
Topics: martial industrial, dark ambient, noise, podcast, abgal, akashic crow's nest, baden dangit,...
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God was gone; it was the silence of his departure. It was a rainy night. It was the myth of the rainy night . - Jack Kerouac, On the Road (1957) start artist title 00:00 deafness Wuornos 01:31 Grove of Whispers Vulture: Carrion Forest (live remix) 43:28 Mystified External Pulse 55:31 Harmony & Decay Rapid Eye Movement 64:13 Demagolka Bloodfen 78:59 Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt Assembled without manipulation 86:47 BAUMANN.electronics Overwhelming Gravitational Attraction of Coma Cluster...
Topics: dark ambient, drone, noise, podcast, backyard ghost, baumann.electronics, clyde mccoy, deafness,...
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“Fear,' Jason said, “can make you do more wrong than hate or jealousy. If you're afraid you don’t commit yourself to life completely; fear makes you always, always hold something back.' - Philip K. Dick: Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said (1974) start artist title 00:00 radio reference Amateur Repeater Los Angeles Area 147.435mhz 01:06 The Ernie 4 The ERNIE 4 Is Playing At My House (otay mix) 05:29 escapefromnoise shortwave snippets #4 12:52 Anastasia Vronski & Ricardo Al The groom is...
Topics: dark ambient, electroacoustic, soundscapes, podcast, alan morse davies, alphaxone, anastasia...
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I believe that the truth of the matter is far more terrifying, that the real truth that dare not speak itself is that no one is in control, absolutely no one. This stuff is ruled by the equations of dynamics and chaos. There may be entities seeking control, but to seek control is to take enormous aggravation upon yourself. It's like trying to control a dream . - Terence McKenna, Dreaming Awake at the End of Time (1998) start artist title 00:00 Ombient Live on Sadayatana 59:19 Bing Satellites...
Topics: dark ambient, noise, industrial, podcast, (0)+hers, 8m2stereo, anton mobin & luis antero,...
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Hustlers of the world, there is one Mark you cannot beat: The Mark Inside . - William S. Burroughs, Naked Lunch (1959) start artist title 00:00 Mister Vapor Constant Revisited 15:05 Sons Of Dagon The Whisperer In The Darkness 21:16 Subterrestrial Transmission 14 31:34 Dr. Else Hauf Houston 38:21 mhz_ winter potatum 41:47 TTAATTOO & Oystein Jorgensen Waterworld 49:26 Stonemaker Slow Death 61:11 Sons Of Dagon The Rats In The Walls 68:11 Stonemaker Sage Smoke 80:32 Dr. Else Hauf Lurch 87:28...
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Thanks again to CP McDill for recording some of 78s for the show. He did some additional work on the one included in this show. He calls it "Kalinka (chopped and screwed)". Hard to beat that. start artist title 00:00 DrunkOnTheBloodOfAngels Intro 00:09 DrunkOnTheBloodOfAngels Witches 05:52 Dizzonanz Domestic The 5 1/2 Minute Hallway 10:49 Vozrozhdeniya El Mar Habla Conmigo 12:46 Vozrozhdeniya I Guess I'll Wait For You Here 16:53 Rigel Orionis Variation Ten 21:54 Norss Godendrank Gif...
Topics: dark ambient, ritual, drone, backyard ghost, bob wills & his texas playboys, featuring tommy...
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So in America when the sun goes down and I sit on the old broken-down river pier watching the long, long skies over New Jersey and sense all that raw land that rolls in one unbelievable huge bulge over to the West Coast, and all that road going, all the people dreaming in the immensity of it, and in Iowa I know by now the children must be crying in the land where they let the children cry, and tonight the stars'll be out, and don't you know that God is Pooh Bear? the evening star must be...
Topics: dark ambient, noise, experimental, podcast, darius ciuta, bruno duplant, dmgm & the inversion,...
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All over the world major museums have bowed to the influence of Disney and become theme parks in their own right. The past, whether Renaissance Italy or ancient Egypt, is reassimilated and homogenized into its most digestible form. Desperate for the new, but disappointed with anything but the familiar, we recolonise past and future . The same trend can be seen in personal relationships, in the way people are expected to package themselves, their emotions and sexuality in attractive and...
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`Excuse me,` Rene said in a strangled voice. `I'm not asking you about the quality of my flesh. Rather, I'd like to know how you find it since the last time we met.` `You astonish me anew, my little treasure. You are simply stupendous. Why, I'll tell you that your flesh is better now than ever before. One can now say that it's at its peak.` And without another word, she bit him on the lips . - Virgilio Pinera, Rene's Flesh (1985) start artist title 00:00 INS61 Rewinding 00:48 Elizabeth...
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A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality. - Yoko Ono start artist title 00:00 Hermann Hesse Siddhartha (chopped and screwed) 01:48 Jeff Sampson and Mystified Convergence at the mouth 11:57 Consciousness Prism, M.Nomized & William Spivey The Big Sleep 20:40 Adolf Hitler Some Hitler Speech (chopped and screwed) 21:01 The Development of Shape 1.2 (nojoined remix) 28:40 Dallas Simpson The Ferroenquinologist's Dream 32:29 Acclimate V.1 Always These...
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It is when we try to grapple with another man's intimate need that we perceive how incomprehensible, wavering, and misty are the beings that share with us the sight of the stars and the warmth of the sun. - Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim (1900) start artist title 00:00 Ars Sonor Two Minutes of Hate [feat. Elizabeth Veldon] 01:24 elizabeth veldon the rapist who bled for me 2 07:04 elizabeth veldon the rapist who bled for me 1 13:57 Somnarium Part VII A Fabric That Stings 23:33 Somnarium Part IV Known...
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Some good Houston noise from Infant Mortality Rate , released through Brownian Motion . Cool tracks from Trust.Falls , from their release " The Road To Pinewood ". This is a nice fun dark album with some cool samples. I bitched about it being released "all rights reserved" and they changed it to creative commons. I'm glad they did. Thank you. Some of the new release from Impulsive Habitat " Mecha / Orga " is featured. Released today on Buddhist on Fire : Zreen Toyz...
Topics: experimental, field recordings, noise, podcast, adrià bofarull, adrian newton, artificial memory...
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After the commonplaces of everyday life, with their muffled dramas , all my organic expertise for dealing with physical injury had long been blunted or forgotten. The crash was the only real experience I had been through for years. - J.G. Ballard, Crash start artist title 00:00 Krispen Hartung The Ambient Wasp 01:05 Khate Basic 05:45 RedSk Liquor Store Raid (Ethanol VS Blood Mix by Pollux) 08:48 Christian Galarreta hbtcn Bs As 10:41 Vanishing Point Low Flying Aircraft 11:15 Christian Galarreta...
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Mostly this show is about automated random whispers over drones and stretched out classical music. Much inspiration is taken from the music of György Ligeti . It works fairly well and I enjoy result. I think you will too. Whispers provided by Ayn Morgan reading (whispering) from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's " The Little Prince ", Charles Baudelaire's " Flowers of Evil " and T.S. Eliot's " The Wasteland ". Thank you Ayn. start artist title 00:00 Hidekazu Wakabayashi...
Topics: drone, experimental, noise, podcast, audran arcanek, backyard ghost, christian galarreta, circle of...
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At the center of religion is love. I love you and I forgive you. I am like you and you are like me. I love all people. I love the world . I love creating. Everything in our life should be based on love. - Ray Bradbury, as quoted in "Sci-fi legend "Ray Bradbury on God, 'monsters and angels'" by John Blake, CNN : Living (2010) start artist title 00:00 encephala The Magic Lantern 04:35 Janes scenic drive in the country of her eyes 05:11 Dronny Darko Asperatus (Remixed by Antropik)...
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Unreleased track from Dan Miñoza and The Implicit Order : " Eyes Catch Fire ". Hey I think that name is inspired by Buddhist on Fire ... New from Webbed Hand Records , The title track from: " Eta Carinae – Rest ". A couple new releases from Treetrunk Records : Gutterhulk and Conure . Tracks with serial killer samples by Deafness: " Victim ". Sorry about that. I like them though. Jeffrey Dahmer talking to someone about creationism. Hard to beat. But also kind of...
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I remembered a phrase, 'the ephemeral city ,' that I had come across in a book at school. Yes, ephemeral was the right word, I decided: before anyone realized it--even the people living there--the streets would have changed into something different. Today's streets were not tomorrow's, nor were tomorrow's those of the day after.... - Yukio Mishima, Cigarette (1946) start artist title 00:00 Grove Of Whispers Nixon: I am not a crook 06:14 M27 Moon 06:40 M27 The Dumbell Nebula 17:48 M27 Alberio...
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The show opens with a mashup of a numbers station recording by Sealord and Life's Darker Than Death: " Silence ". Then new from Impulsive Habitat , Jan Kees-Helms: " Barcelona ". Several tracks from the new Brownian Motion contact microphone compilation are featured: " Coupe Of Negation Theorem As Contact Trickery ". And again, several tracks from The Chestnut Tree compilation are featured. Really great stuff. The show closes with another 78 digitized for your...
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The show opens with a track by C.P. McDill in his guise as Ice Guild Kaiser that was released just prior to the show. And then closes with a 78 he recorded for Sadayatana. Thank you C.P. McDill! Got to play in it's entirety the track that Luís Antero prepared for the show "Sadayatana a Tribute". It will be released later on Buddhist on Fire . Thank you Luís Antero . Thank you to Luciftias for his track "Dronosphere II". This track was prepared using binaural beat theta...
Topics: field recordings, drone, dark ambient, edu comelles, elysium, fosel, i am esper, ice guild kaiser,...
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A light here required a shadow there . - Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse (1927) start artist title 00:00 John Tocher Wedding Chat (remixed field recording) 01:39 Tribe Of Astronauts At The Edge Of The Forest 33:12 Artificial Memory Trace Diluvio (extract) 37:40 Nux Vomica The Artifacts of Visitacion (a suite) 56:03 Ars Sonor & The Implicit Order Level 03: Desolation 59:26 Ars Sonor & The Implicit Order Level 04: Revelation 66:03 David Michael El Yunque 81:06 Atilio Doreste The Sound...
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Topics: dark ambient, experimental, noise, podcast, alex charles, a.n.k.h //, anton mobin, ars sonor &...
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The only experience of time that one can have is of a subjective time that is created by one's own mental processes, but in relationship to the Newtonian universe there is no time whatsoever. One exists in eternity, one has become eternal, the universe is aging at a staggering rate all around one in this situation, but that is perceived as a fact of this universe — the way we perceive Newtonian physics as a fact of this universe. One has transited into the eternal mode. One is then apart from...
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